Connecticut Seniors Need Brain Fitness

Walking, lifting weights, and doing other forms of exercise are necessary for us to improve and maintain our physical fitness. We certainly all know how important this is.  However, studies have shown that memory fitness for seniors can help improve their ability to recognize and recall words, and retain information better. Researchers found that brain fitness programs can improve senior’s outlook on life while aging.

In the photo is our client Mrs. L who is using her 100 years (honesty!) of experience to challange her Live-in Caregiver to a game of Scrabble. Tom Daly, MS, Director of Live-in Services, found them competing during an unannounced Quality Assurance visit this week.

By | 2018-04-30T15:43:54+00:00 March 11th, 2012|Categories: Self Care|1 Comment

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  1. Joan Sevigny Cramer March 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I think that it is a wonderful thing to see care givers making the extra effort to engage their customer in exciting and stimulating tasks. For many seniors the aging process affects their ability to initiate activity but with a simple invitation many will find the task very fulfilling. As an Occupational Therapist I see the process of “inviting” a person to do something functional a very effective method to promote independence in self care. Our dignity and pride is often affected when dealing with illness and/or dependence on others. I always encourage a moment of processing time since there may be some delay in responding to thoughts and conversation.
    Keep up the great work……challenge your co-workers to do the same.

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